Why Does Man Want To Make A Monkey Out Of Himself?
1. The existence of man raises 3 great questions: who are we, where did we come from, and what are we here for? There are many who try to answer these questions based on the assumptions and theories of evolution. What do we mean when we talk about the theory of evolution?
2. The World Book Encyclopedia gives this definition: "Evolution is a process of gradual change. . . .the process of evolution most commonly refers to the formation and development of life on the earth. The ideal that living things evolved from non-living matter and changed through the ages is called the theory of organic evolution, or simply the theory of evolution."1
3. In other words, evolution states that man is a form of life that came from non-life, and through a series of changes over the course of millions of years came to be man as we know him.
4. Again I refer to World Book Encyclopedia: "According to this theory, the first single celled organisms appeared about 3 or 4 billion years ago, soon after the earth's crust had formed and cooled. As time passed, more complex organisms gradually developed specialized characteristics that helped them adapt to their environment. This evolutionary process eventually produced all the species that inhabit the earth today."2
5. Dr. Robert Jastrow, a well-known geologist, astronomer, physicist, who is also an agnostic said: "It happened this way: now and then in the primordial seas of the earth, collisions occurred between neighboring molecules; in some of these collisions, two small molecules stuck together to form a larger one; then another small molecule collided and stuck; and then another. Eventually after countless millions of chance encounters a molecule was formed that had the magical ability to divide into two copies of itself. This was the start of life."3
6. It is believed that about 50 million years ago, in the development of primates, ...
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